About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Jan
20
Thu
4:00 pm Crafterschool
Crafterschool
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafterschool @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Join us after school for some crafting fun! January Project: Puzzle Piece Art Intended for ages: 5-12
6:30 pm Axes & Snaxes
Axes & Snaxes
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Axes & Snaxes @ Washington District Library
Are you a fan of podcasts like The Midwest Crime Files and Murdaugh Murders? Do you have a not-so-secret crush on Keith Morrison? Is your DVR filling up with true crime docs? Then we have a group for you! Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM to discuss true crime[...]
Jan
21
Fri
10:30 am Tiny Town Playtime
Tiny Town Playtime
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tiny Town Playtime @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Missing storytime? Play with your storytime friends while visiting our tiny town! December 3 – January 21 NO TINY TOWN ON 12/24 & 12/31 Ages: 0-5
4:00 pm Art & a Movie
Art & a Movie
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art & a Movie @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Join us for an evening of crafting and a movie every 3rd Friday of the month. January: Jungle Cruise & Rock Painting Ages: 9-18. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Jan
24
Mon
10:00 am Monday Morning Movies
Monday Morning Movies
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday Morning Movies @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Monday Morning Movies is a bi monthly movie series for adults and seniors who are looking for entertainment mid morning! Join us at Sunnyland the first Monday of the Month and at Main on the fourth Monday of the month. Snacks and drinks will be provided at both locations. January Movie: Dear Even Hansen (2021)
Jan
25
Tue
4:00 pm Lego Club
Lego Club
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lego Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Use library-supplied Legos to build original creations that will be displayed for a whole month! Ages: 5+
6:30 pm Crafteen – Winter Tree
Crafteen – Winter Tree
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Crafteen - Winter Tree @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Make a Winter Tree! Register starting Wednesday, December 20 by stopping in at the library or calling 309-444-2241. All supplies provided. For teens in grades 6-12.
6:30 pm Game Night
Game Night
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Game Night @ Washington District Library- Sunnyland Branch
Join us for a game night with all of your favorite board games!
Jan
26
Wed
10:00 am Winter Storytime: Little Listeners
Winter Storytime: Little Listeners
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Winter Storytime: Little Listeners @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Storytime for our littlest friends! Little Listeners is a storytime for beginners with 20 minutes of short stories, rhymes, & songs, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a caregiver’s lap. Storytime is followed by 10 minutes of sensory playtime. Theme: What Do Animals Do in Winter? Sensory: Iceberg Bin Ages: 2-3
6:30 pm Queer Book Club
Queer Book Club
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Queer Book Club @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Meet up with people who identify as queer and/or allies to discuss our LGBTQ+ book pick of the month! This club reads both YA and Adult books. January’s Book: Don’t Call us Dead by Danez Smith